Articles Posted in the Local Sports Category

  • SHSU Football 009 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Bearkats Defense Continues to Make a Name for Itself

    It’s hard to keep a good thing quiet for long and with one impressive performance after another against some solid teams, the Bearkats defense has made a name for itself that speaks very loudly.

    Coming into the season, the Kats wanted to be the best defense in the Southland Conference from the defensive line all the way to the secondary. In doing so, Sam Houston have put together a squad that is, statistically, one of the best in the country….

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    Sophomore QB the Engine Keeping the Train Moving

    The Bearkats are a different football team with sophomore Brian Bell at quarterback. That was evident Saturday when Bell returned to action against Stephen F. Austin.

    Bell was sidelined in last week’s win over UTSA due to concussion-like symptoms, but returned healthy against SFA. The young quarterback gave a solid performance, completing 16-of-23 passes for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bearkats’ 45-10 blowout victory….

  • SHSU Football - BOTPW Win (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Bearkats Roll the Lumberjacks 45 – 10

    Courtesy Gene Schallenberg / Huntsville Item / GoBearkats.com Like seasoned boxers in the midst of a championship bout, the Sam Houston Bearkats took Stephen F. Austin’s best shots for 30 minutes on Saturday afternoon. As the…

  • Hornets in Porter (Courtesy DJ Shafer / ItemOnline.com)

    Hornets Looking Good After 2nd Win

    The Hornets set the tone all right. On Friday night at Don Ford Stadium, Huntsville executed its game plan perfectly, for a little more than a half at least.

    The Hornets jumped all over the Porter Spartans in the first quarter, scoring three touchdowns in a six-minute span and blowing out to a 21-0 lead. After senior Markey Thomas busted a 49-yard touchdown run early in the second half, the Hornets seemed to shut off their engines….

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    Tickets Still Available for Battle of the Piney Woods – Purchase at Reliant

    Courtesy GoBearkats.com Bearkat fans who haven’t purchased their tickets for the 86th “Battle of the Piney Woods” presented by YP.com Saturday at Reliant Stadium in Houston still have an opportunity to take part in all…

  • SHSU Football 008 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Now 4-0 Heading into Battle of the Piney Woods

    The Bearkats found a way to get it done.

    Back at Bowers Stadium after a long road trip to New Mexico, Sam Houston and UTSA were locked in a game dominated by defense Saturday. First downs and points came at a premium in this one.

    The 16th-ranked Bearkats made enough big plays on both sides of the ball in the second half and prevailed 22-7…

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    Bearkats Win in Overtime

    Sophomore running back Tim Flanders set a school record with five rushing touchdowns including a four-yard score for the game-winner in overtime as Sam Houston defeated New Mexico 48-45 Saturday night at University Stadium…

  • Hornets in Humble (Courtesy ItemOnline.com)

    Hornets Continue Their Hard-Luck Season

    The Hornets made this one interesting. Twice, they rallied in the second half Friday and got within striking distance of Summer Creek.

    But Huntsville’s hard-luck season continued in the District 18-4A opener, as the Bulldogs held on and beat the Hornets 31-24 at Turner Stadium…

  • SHSU Football - Taylor Bros (Courtesy GoBearkats.com-DJ Shafer)

    Brothers Help Spark the ‘Kats Defense

    Courtesy: GoBearkats.com / Gene Schallenberg / Huntsville Item From the time they were six years old, hardly anything could come between twin brothers Darnell and Darius Taylor and football. Even as their senior seasons at…

  • SHSU Football 007 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Defense Earns National Rankings

    With 11 of the top 12 team leaders in tackles back from a squad that led the Southland Conference in rush defense last year, Sam Houston is putting up numbers that rank high in the NCAA Division I FCS national statistics.

    The Bearkat defense stands No. 2 nationally in rushing defense (42.0 yards per game), No. 3 in scoring defense (8.0), No. 7 in total defense (243.5) and No. 10 in quarterback sacks (3.5)…